Is Liesman The Ultimate Cognitive 'Dissonant'?"

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Quickly following up on Rick Santelli's epic rant (which CNBC decided not to publish) on the 'smoking gun' reality of Bernanke's testimony this morning: that they knew that rates were being manipulated but it was for the good of the people - and asking rhetorically, we assume, "Why Do We Have Regulators? Manipulation Is Manipulation!"; Steve Liesman has been brought out to relay the party line to the citizenry - that there is no smoking gun. Furthermore, Liesman sees a 1-2bps compression in Treasury yields as signalling the market's belief that NEW QE is indeed still on and the drop in stocks is merely a lack of instant gratification. It seems to us that Santelli's perspective that Bernanke knows he is at his limit with regard to efficacy of measures seems much more realistic than Liesman's re-iteration of the Fed-Watcher's desires and his own incredible cognitive dissonance - just what happens if the Fed is not omnipotent?


Odd? It appears CNBC has pulled the embed too - direct link here.

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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:40 | 2624446 Loyal2Liberty
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Error Code VID 502: FED intervention.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:41 | 2624457 Careless Whisper
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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:50 | 2624499 ihedgemyhedges
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Where the hades is the great Bob Brusca????  I mean, you can't mess around with Bernanke.  Come on Bob, give us another........

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:02 | 2624538 The Monkey
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Short squeeze!!

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:39 | 2624663 whstlblwr
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Bernanke is MY BITCH!! Don't worry buy everything.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:52 | 2624707 Precious
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... and Americans have the balls to call China and Russia corrupt.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:52 | 2624709 The Monkey
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Apple is trading at ~ $610 / share. When Apple's earnings are out, it will move the entire market. Let's face it; earnings overall were not that bad.

Then we'll be in the risk on cycle again, and this puppy will retrace 99% of it's losses, wiping out all of the bears. But, before the bears are wiped out, the market will ascend with enough volatility to keep the bears interested. Afterall, last August the market absolutely tanked.

August will be a great month for the markets, watch it happen.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:43 | 2624676 Gringo Viejo
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drinkingwithbob 2012

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:03 | 2624775 tsx500
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PAUL - SANTELLI 2012  !!!

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:33 | 2624638 Pegasus Muse
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 Is this the video?  Or was there another Santelli rant today that they're not showing? 


Santelli: Libor, Rigging Rates & the Law

Mon 16 Jul 12 | 11:09 AM ET 

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:00 | 2624757 Temporalist
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Here is Santelli "Manipulation is manipulation"

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:48 | 2624690 slaughterer
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This summer's QE3 rally was just signalled by Chuck Schumer's "Get to work Chairman" code announcement.   This is the secret code announcement passed down from Hatzius to Schumer that Ben was waiting for, and it was given under the eyes of the entire world during this historical, momentous Q+A session, which everybody on Wall Street was anticipating.  Balls to walls time. 

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:53 | 2624716 FL_Conservative
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With each fucking passing day....every day....going Galt looks more and more like the answer.  Let the fucking morons clean up their shit on their own.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:18 | 2624837 Raymond K Hessel
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Galt's Gulch used to be America.  

Now, it's nowhere.  Maybe a little in Switzerland, Singapore, etc.  

But basically, we're fucked.  

It's nowhere.


Tue, 07/17/2012 - 14:04 | 2625025 francis_sawyer
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The best way to "Go Galt" is to borrow a library card to take out "Atlas Shrugged" from the public library... & never return the book... 

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:41 | 2624454 prains
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il cognito

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:45 | 2624479 Clueless Economist
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I'd like to rub my hands on Liesman's tubby , tummy fat...knead it like dough and then kiss his sweaty bald head.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:46 | 2624488 IndicaTive
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Guess I'll put lunch off for an hour. Thanks.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:35 | 2624650 kurt
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Aqua Velva and diffuse poop.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 16:16 | 2625683 Disenchanted
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Why is it everytime I have the unfortunate experience of viewing that cunt Liesman, it seems like he's just given a bankster a 'happy ending?'

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:41 | 2624458 Dagny Taggart
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CNBC customer care is "fixing" the problem lol.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:02 | 2624539 Tijuana Donkey Show
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CNBC - 'Cause Nobody Bothers Checking

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:42 | 2624465 Cult_of_Reason
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The propaganda lies machine, CNBC, has blocked the video.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:44 | 2624470 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Based on the move up in the SP since 10:45 (+8) looks like Liesman is winning.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:45 | 2624475 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Make that +9.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:46 | 2624482 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:26 | 2624613 MsCreant
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A woman needs to be in love to suck that hard.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:55 | 2624726 TheFourthStooge-ing
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MsCreant, your sardonic wit is truly a rare treasure.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:01 | 2624747 akak
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Made me laugh!

The nature of US Good Humorism is eternal.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:44 | 2624472 viator
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How can you tell a QE addict is lying?

Their lips are moving.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:45 | 2624478 101 years and c...
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QE LIES!!!  1.6 TRILLION in EXCESS RESERVES means there is no way Ben touches his printer for years.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:50 | 2624495 Mercury
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...just what happens if the Fed is not omnipotent?

That amounts to thought crime since the whole conceit of central planning is that it is omnipotent.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:51 | 2624503 ArkansasAngie
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I don't think he will before the election.   

But ... since we will continue to burn a negative $100 billion a month (+/-) ... Bernanke will have to print.  If he doesn't there is no one else to buy all that paper that the CONgress critters will need.

You can bet that QE3 will be huge.  Bernanke knows he has one last shot at lifting animal spirits before the ropes get brought out.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:27 | 2624887 Offthebeach
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Bernanke for The Hjalmar Schacht Award.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:55 | 2624519 LMAOLORI
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Good article but it does leave out the leftist Union pac's 

Defective Government by Design

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:01 | 2624536 Snakeeyes
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Leisman is a troll.

Nothing no Senator expressed anger at The Fed usurping Congressional authority? WHIMPS!!!!!!!!!!11

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:06 | 2624546 firstdivision
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Today's question: is there anything that Potter isn't hitting the bid on?


And this comment made me chuckle as the 10Y is under 1.5

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:04 | 2624549 Hype Alert
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How many times can they price in QE?


Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:05 | 2624553 alien-IQ
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Since we all know that this is a market, economy and indeed nation built on lies...why are we surprised when propagandists like the scumbags on CNBC go on the air and lie?

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:10 | 2624563 Gringo Viejo
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LMAO at the way he insists his name be pronounced LEEsman.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:11 | 2624569 Seasmoke
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Liesman should receive the sane fate as Baghdad Bob

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:16 | 2624587 Duke of Con Dao
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are you saying Liesman is a human weathervane like Mitt Romney in this clip:


deftly mixes Dylan with Days of Heaven plus Mitt's Best Hits

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:20 | 2624592 Shizzmoney
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Liesman to zombified muppet investor retail public:

"These aren't the central banking manipulators you are looking for."

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:33 | 2624640 BeetleBailey
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Steve Liesman is a douchebag - plain and simple. Bought off by the bankers, this tool forgot long ago what it is like to be a real reporter, and has become a mouthpiece for the central banking cartel of fucking thieves.

His leering demeanor, asinine defense when confronted by Santelli, and obvious bias makes him a complete fool.

Hard to imagine how this bumbling prickmyer sleeps at night. Probably dozes off on the couch, empty pail of KFC and some gummy bears strewn about his lair. Fucker......

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:37 | 2624658 Snakeeyes
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:43 | 2624674 Shizzmoney
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Only CNBC would employ a reporter named "Liesman" to spew Federal Reserve propaganda.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:06 | 2624781 azzhatter
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I used to watch CNBC for news but it has become insufferable over the past 4-5 years. LIESman, that asshole Kernan, some little punk cub reporter named sorkin in the morning are unwatchable. They have a deranged mental patient named Cramer who is always talking about some "well run" company as if he has ever run a business. Such a drooling fool this guy is. The is just a gaggle of shitheads on that station. Bartiromo, whose claim to fame is blowing some Citibank dude on his private jet. "Money Honey"- an overweight slut who drools on the bankers cocks on air. The whole station is like some bad comedy show with a few hot chicks sprinkled in. Clowns, mostly journalists masquerading as experts in all things financial and political. Really sad TV but they have almost no ratings so very few people get brainwashed by their drivel.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:13 | 2624820 Quinvarius
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Don't get me started.  Just thinking about that channel pisses me off.  The anchors are like a bunch of the most retarded ignorant trolls on any messageboard.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 15:58 | 2625593 tongue.stan
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Q, Us trolls take exception to that comparison.

BTW, isn't everyone on that channel a jew? Just askin.

/sarc off

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 15:55 | 2625579 prodigious_idea
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Couldn't agree more, and was tracking with your tags until "Money Honey".  Can't peg her through elimination.  Help please.

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